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  • Thank you for your interest in the UTGSM Advancing Access to Careers in Medicine Scholars Program! If you have questions about the program or would like assistance in completing this application, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships at
  • Personal Information

  • Please indicate when you anticipate graduating from UTK (e.g., May 2024)
  • Which best describes your ethnicity?
  • Which best describes your race? Please select all that apply.
  • Please exclude any non-directory information from your resume (social security number, student ID number, grades, GPA, student schedule, academic history, academic standing).
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 49 MB.
  • Academic Information

  • Please provide the name and e-mail address of one UT faculty or staff member who knows about your goals and is capable of discussing your likelihood for success in this program. Examples of individuals at UT who might serve as references include, but are not limited to, research mentor or course professor, academic advisor, campus job supervisor, student organization advisor. (Please note: We do not ask for a letter of recommendation; however, we may contact your reference as part of the application review process. Please let them know.)
  • Please list all college-level courses/credits completed to date within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related disciplines, including lab courses. Click on the plus sign (+) to add more courses.
  • Please list any research experience you have had outside of course requirements and include the research mentor's name, lab name, and a brief explanation of what the lab does. If you do not have any non-class research experience, simply type N/A.
  • Please read the laboratory placement option descriptions and watch the brief videos provided on the UTGSM AACMSP program description page under "UTGSM Lab Placement Options." Then, please indicate below your top TWO research placement options. Your choices cannot guarantee placement within a specified program, but will assist us in making mutually beneficial placements for selected scholars. Descriptions and videos at:
  • Short Essays

    For each of the four required short essays, as well as the one optional essay, please limit your responses to no more than 1500 characters including spaces (approximately 200 words per essay).
  • Please tell us about an achievement you feel is important to shaping who you are or are aiming to become. This achievement could have been academic in nature or could have come from another area of your life. Were there any particular obstacles you had to overcome as part of this achievement? If so, please explain.
  • What are your career and/or educational plans following completion of your undergraduate education, and how do these plans fit into the STEM related fields? What are your long-terms goals, and how are you actively pursuing opportunities to achieve these goals?
  • Please share with us what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you and why they are important to the field of medicine.
  • Please tell us why you are interested in this program. Specifically, how will participation in this program help you achieve your longer-term career goals?
  • As an applicant, you have the option to explain briefly any COVID-19 related impacts you have experienced that you believe would be important for the application review committee to know. Impacts can include disruptions to your education and/or your ability to participate in school, community, or extracurricular activities; jobs or internships; research; or leadership experiences. The response can range from minor disruptions to major personal, professional, academic, and/or family losses as a result of COVID-19.